• Is Curtis Granderson Just A .240-Hitter & Will He Strikeout 200 Times In 2012?

    Posted by on July 6th, 2012 · Comments (3)

    Those are the two questions that come to my mind when I see these stats this morning:

    Year Age Tm Lg G PA HR BB SO BA OBP SLG
    2009 28 DET AL 160 710 30 72 141 .249 .327 .453
    2010 29 NYY AL 136 528 24 53 116 .247 .324 .468
    2011 30 NYY AL 156 691 41 85 169 .262 .364 .552
    2012 31 NYY AL 81 367 23 48 96 .241 .344 .498
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 7/6/2012.

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    If you look at his last 4 seasons, it’s starting to look like last year was an outlier in terms of batting average.  And, 96 whiffs in 81 games?  That’s a lot.

    Of course, Granderson could get hot in the second half of 2012 and change all this…or not.

    Comments on Is Curtis Granderson Just A .240-Hitter & Will He Strikeout 200 Times In 2012?

    1. July 6th, 2012 | 10:39 am

      He’s clearly not a superstar or someone you can center an offense around but I think he delivers good value for the Yanks (he has pop in his bat and is a decent fielder).

    2. July 6th, 2012 | 10:53 am

      When I see a .240 BA with close to 200 Ks – along with 40+ HRS – two words come to mind: Dave Kingman.

      Of course, at least Granderson is not a butcher in the OF.

    3. Evan3457
      July 6th, 2012 | 2:54 pm

      .015 in BAVG is not really an “outlier”.

      He’s a .250ish hitter, unless he gets hot again. He’s been cold for the last month (.204/.320/.398 since June 5th), and is due another hot streak. It probably won’t start this weekend in Boston, with Morales, Dubrount and Lester lined up to pitch against them.

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